Before uploading an image to showcase your own recipe, it must be in the proper aspect ratio and pixel size to work properly. Our featured images are in a horizontal format and yours need to be also. Here’s what you need to know.
- Your images must be in a horizontal 6 x 4-inch aspect ratio. Crop your pictures to this dimension.
- If your editing program allows you to choose pixels as well, either choose 72 dpi, or some programs have a “Save for Web” option, which will choose 72 dpi automatically.
Use your favorite image resizing application or check out the following:
- GIMP (Windows/Mac OS X)
- Photoshop (Windows/Mac OS X)
- Windows Live Photo Gallery (Windows)
- Preview (Mac OS X)
- Pixlr (Web-based)
This article explains how to use these various applications.